By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Please read our Use of Cookies policy.

Close
Captain John Cooke (1763–1805)

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

How can I use this image?

Notes

Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

A half-length portrait of Captain John Cooke wearing a captain's full-dress uniform (over three years), of 1795–1812. The artist has incorporated the sea into the background of the portrait, to emphasize Cooke's naval achievements. He was captain of the 'Nymphe' when, together with the 'San Fiorenzo', they captured the French frigates, 'Résistance' and 'Constance' off Brest in March 1797. He was killed at Trafalgar when commanding the 'Bellerophon', being one of two captains to die there: the other was George Duff of the 'Mars'.

National Maritime Museum

London

  • Date

    c.1797–1803

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    76.2 x 63.5 cm

  • Accession number

    BHC2629

  • Acquisition method

    National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)

Tags

You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

National Maritime Museum

Romney Road Greenwich, London, Greater London SE10 9NF England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue

How you can use this image

© All rights reserved

All images on Art UK are protected by copyright and image permissions vary across the Art UK website. Please check individual artwork pages for information about permitted use.

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

Some images on Art UK are available to purchase as prints and may be available to license for commercial purposes through the Art UK Shop.

For all other types of use please contact the owning collection. Their website may have more information about permitted uses and licensing.